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For all the drum/recording nerds,

Here’s a rundown of my set-ups during the To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere sessions. I took detailed notes this time, just for something like this.

Enjoy … 

1) Hurricane

  • Heads: Remo CS Black Dot (toms), CS coated (snare), PS 3 Clear (kick)
  • Q Galvanized Steel - 24″ kick/13″ rack/16″ floor
  • Snare: 7″ x 14″ Q Gentleman’s Series spun copper
  • Cymbals: 16″ K prototype hats, 24″ K Light Ride, 20″ Crash of Doom (left side FX), 20″ K Crash Ride (left crash), 20″ Dark Crash (right crash)
  • tambourine
  • Aux Drums (pictured lower right): 16″ Rogers, 18″ Ludwig Vistalite, 16″ C&C, 16″ Gretsch (outro)

2) Blood on the Sand

  • Heads: Remo CS Black Dot (toms), CS coated (snare), PS 3 Clear (kick)
  • Q Galvanized Steel - 24″ kick/13″ rack/16″ floor
  • Snare: 7″ x 14″ Q Gentleman’s Series spun copper
  • Cymbals: 16″ K prototype hats, 24″ K Light Ride, 20″ Crash of Doom (left side FX), 20″ K Crash Ride (left crash), 20″ Dark Crash (right crash)

3) The Window

  • Heads: Remo CS Black Dot (toms), CS coated (snare), PS 3 Clear (kick)
  • Q Galvanized Steel - 24″ kick/13″ rack/16″ floor
  • Snare: 7″ x 14″ Q Gentleman’s Series spun copper
  • Cymbals: 16″ K prototype hats, 24″ K Light Ride, 20″ Crash of Doom (left side FX), 20″ K Crash Ride (left crash), 20″ Dark Crash (right crash), 21″ Sweet Ride frankenhi-hats (end breakdown)
  • a blend of the loop building station (pictured: bottom left … including the stool), and several different shakers, tambourines, etc.

4) Wake Up

  • Heads: Remo CS Black Dot (toms), CS coated (snare), PS 3 Clear (kick)
  • Q Galvanized Steel - 24″ kick/13″ rack/16″ floor
  • Snare: 7″ x 14″ Q Gentleman’s Series spun copper
  • Cymbals: 16″ K prototype hats, 24″ K Light Ride, 20″ Crash of Doom (left side FX), 20″ K Crash Ride (left crash), 20″ Dark Crash (right crash)
  • tambourine, shakers

5) The Long Defeat

  • Heads: Remo Coated Vintage A, CS coated (snare), PS 3 Coated (kick)
  • Kit: C&C Tobacco Maple - 24″ kick/14″ rack/18″ floor
  • Snare: 7″ x 14″ Q Gentleman’s Series spun copper
  • Cymbals: 16″ K prototype hats, 24″ K Light Ride, 20″ Crash of Doom (left side FX), 20″ K Crash Ride (left crash), 20″ Dark Crash (right crash)

6) Seneca

  • none, but I did play everything else on this (guitars, Hammond organ, synth, etc.)

7) Black Honey

  • Heads: Remo Coated Vintage A, CS coated (snare), PS 3 Coated (kick)
  • Kit: C&C Tobacco Maple - 24″ kick/14″ rack/18″ floor
  • Snare: 5.25″ x 14″ Q Copper
  • Cymbals: 16′ K prototype hats, 24″ K Light Ride, 20″ Crash of Doom (left side FX), 20″ K Crash Ride (left crash), 20″ Dark Crash (right crash)
  • tambourine

8) Stay With Me

  • Heads: Remo Ebony Emperor, CS coated (snare), PS 3 Coated (kick)
  • C&C Satin Maple- 22″ kick/13″ rack/16″ floor
  • Snare: 7″ x 14″ Q Gentleman’s Series spun copper
  • 16 K prototype, 24 K Light Ride, 20 K Crash Ride, 20 Dark Crash
  • shaker

9) Death From Above

  • Heads: Remo Coated Vintage A, CS coated (snare), PS 3 Coated (kick)
  • Kit: C&C Tobacco Maple - 24″ kick/14″ rack/18″ floor
  • Snare: 7 x 14 Q spun copper
  • Cymbals: 16″ K prototype hats, 24″ K Light Ride, 20″ Crash of Doom (left side FX), 20″ K Crash Ride (left crash), 20″ Dark Crash (right crash)
  • Guitar: Fender Baritone Jaguar w/ Jazzmaster pickups on most guitars from 2:20 out, and Hammond organ
  • shaker

10) Whistleblower

  • Heads: Remo Coated Vintage A, CS coated (snare), PS 3 Coated (kick)
  • Kit: C&C Tobacco Maple - 24″ kick/14″ rack/18″ floor
  • Snare: 7 x 14 Q spun copper
  • Cymbals: 16′ K prototype hats, 24″ K Light Ride, 20″ Crash of Doom (left side FX), 20″ K Crash Ride (left crash), 20″ Dark Crash (right crash)
  • Aux Drums: 16″ Rogers, 18″ Ludwig Vistalite, 16″ C&C, 16″ Gretsch (outro)

11) Salt and Shadow

  • a blend of the loop building station (pictured: bottom left … including the stool), and several different shakers, tambourines, etc.

MAJOR thanks to Eric Palmquist (producer), Ian MacGregor (engineer), and Colin Strahm (Q Drums builder/drum tech), C&C Drums, Q Drums, Zildjian, Remo, and Vic Firth for making me sound good.